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Largest solar power plant in Peru inaugurated
Nature & Environment News SunflowerSunflower March 26, 2018 242   0   1   0   0  
Enel Green Power Peru (EGPP), the Peruvian renewable energy subsidiary of the Italian multinational electricity and gas giant, started operations at its Rubi solar power plant in Moquegua in southern Peru.
The municipality of Surco, Lima uses the wood of trees that have to be cut down to make lovely large sculptures which are exhibited on the streets of the district; photo: Municipality of Surco
Nature & Environment News SunflowerSunflower September 06, 2017 484   0   1   0   0  
During colonial times often referred to as the “City of Gardens”, today the Peruvian capital Lima could rather be name city of concrete, asphalt, dirt and dust. Accessible green urban spaces and trees are rare and mainly concentrated in the “better” districts such as San Isidro, Miraflores and San Borja.
The coastal El Niño that hit Peru at the beginning of the year left 158 people dead; photo: accuweather
Nature & Environment News SunflowerSunflower June 20, 2017 420   0   1   0   0  
In the first quarter of 2017 Peru saw some extreme weather conditions with heavy rains, extensive flooding and dangerous flash floods throughout most parts of the country.
The municipality of San Isidro in Lima launches a composting pilot project collecting organic waste and transforming it into valuable compost; photo: Municipality San Isidro
Nature & Environment News SunflowerSunflower June 13, 2017 511   0   1   0   0  
For years the different municipalities of Lima encourage their citizens to recycle glass, paper, plastics, metals and tetra pak packages by placing recycling containers throughout the districts and distributing free garbage bags for recyclable materials that are picked up weekly.
Planting trees in Lima as part of the "Planta un arbol nace un vida" campaign; photo: serpar
Nature & Environment News SunflowerSunflower May 21, 2017 470   0   1   0   0  
Lima with its approx. 10 million inhabitants is the world’s second largest desert city. And while the richer districts try to outdo each other with lovely parks and green areas, most of the Peruvian capital, especially the poorer areas on the outskirts, consists of lots of concrete, shantytowns and dry and dusty wasteland– green spaces don’t exist or are...
Greenpeace activist Wolfgang Sadik sentenced to prison on probation for entering and damaging Peru's famous Nazca Lines
Nature & Environment News SunflowerSunflower May 21, 2017 2477   0   1   0   0  
During the UN climate summit in Lima in 2014 a group of Greenpeace activists laid out a banner which read “Time for Change! The future is Renewable” next to the famous humming bird geoglyph of the iconic Nazca Lines causing not only irreversible damage to the sensible, age-old UNESCO World Heritage site, but also sparking a global outcry. ...
Cases of Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya in Peru
Nature & Environment News SunflowerSunflower April 26, 2017 2514   0   1   0   0  
As the heavy rains and flooding over the past weeks combined with warm weather offered ideal conditions for mosquitos to reproduce, Peru now faces next to many other problems caused by the natural disaster alarming numbers of diseases transmitted especially by the mosquito species Aedes aegypti including dengue fever, zika and chikungunya fever.
Destruction and damages caused by the extreme rains and floodings in Peru in numbers as of March 30, 2017; graphic: rpp
Nature & Environment News SunflowerSunflower March 29, 2017 808   0   1   0   0  
Now that the worst rains and floodings seem to be over, the tense situation in Peru slowly calms down and the impact and extent of the damages caused by the unusually extreme weather conditions become evident.
Flooding in Peru – Video - Joint forces of volunteers, institutions and humanitarian aid
Nature & Environment News TinTinTinTin March 24, 2017 944   1   1   0   0  
This video shows the recent efforts and joint forces of volunteers and institutions assisting affected areas in Peru after heavy rains and floods.
Numerous rivers in Peru overflowed their banks flooding main traffic arteries such as the Pan American Highway and the Central Highway; photo: Peru21
Nature & Environment News SunflowerSunflower March 24, 2017 986   0   1   0   0  
For weeks excessive rain, floods and mudslides have caused devastating damage in affected areas especially in northern and central Peru. Today March 25, 2017 COEN, the Natioanl Emergency Operation Center updated once again the sad numbers:
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